Associated Air Center Receives Design Organization Approval (DOA) Renewal from United Arab Emirates (UAE) General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)

Tempe, Ariz. – April 24, 2013 – Associated Air Center (AAC), StandardAero’s Large Transport Category VIP Completions Center in Dallas, Texas, announced that it has been issued a Design Organization Approval renewal certificate from the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). The certificate renewal shows that AAC is in compliance with all regulatory requirements for accomplishing and approving Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) modifications on UAE registered aircraft.

“This accomplishment reflects the continued expansion of our global footprint as a world class VVIP completions center,” said Chris Schechter, Vice President & General Manager, Associated Air Center. “By renewing our DOA Certificate, the GCAA is expressing their confidence in us to ensure the continued adherence to their design modification compliance standards.”

The significance of AAC’s renewed presence in the European, Asian and Middle-Eastern markets was reiterated by Patricio Altuna, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing for AAC, who cited recent news involving multiple foreign repair station approvals. “The advocacy of AAC as a global provider of choice is being demonstrated throughout the global markets on an increasing basis as just last month we announced authorized repair station status among the civil aviation agencies of four governments in Africa, the Middle East and China,” Altuna concluded.

The UAE Design Organization Approval (DOA) approval will provide UAE registered aircraft access to AAC for providing UAE approved Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) modifications. All of the work will be accomplished at the AAC Love Field facility in Dallas, Texas.

AAC continues to be a global leader in completion and maintenance for Boeing and Airbus class aircraft. With expanding the regulatory approvals AAC supports our customer through quality and maintenance standards top in the VVIP completion industry.

StandardAero’s Associated Air Center provides world-class program management and ODA certification authority to keep airplane programs on schedule and provides industry-leading experience and warranty support after delivery. The company’s vertically-integrated, state of the art facility employs the most advanced engineering in the industry along with operational excellence and superior customer service from start to finish.

Associated Air Center (AAC), StandardAero’s Transport Category VIP completion center in Dallas, Texas, is the global leader in BBJ completions and the most experienced completion company in the industry. Authorized by both Boeing and Airbus, AAC offers full completion capabilities for both narrow body and wide body aircraft, including maintenance, refurbishment, modifications and upgrades. AAC’s vertically-integrated, state-of-the-art facility provides world-class interior design, engineering and completion capabilities, engine and airframe MRO and ODA certification authority. Founded in 1948 as Associate Radio, the company has served the VVIP market and global Heads of State for over six decades.

StandardAero is one of the world’s largest independent providers of services including engine and airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul, engine component repair, engineering services, interior completions and paint applications. StandardAero serves a diverse array of customers in business and general aviation, airline, military, helicopter, components, energy and VIP completions markets. A Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company, StandardAero provides a global service network of 13 primary facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, along with an additional 50 sales and field service locations. The company celebrated its 100th year of industry leadership in 2011.

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd is a globally recognized aerospace company specializing in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, aircraft completions and aircraft leasing. The Company is headquartered in Dubai and operates in four continents and employs over 4,000 people. More information can be found on the company’s web site at